Waggoner, David J.

Born: 1822-08-22 Pennsylvania

Died: 1883-11-14 Fulton County, Illinois

Flourished: Fulton County, Illinois

In 1845, Waggoner married Rebecca Darrak in Pennsylvania, and together they had six children. The following year, Waggoner settled his family in Lewistown, Illinois, where he served as deputy sheriff and sheriff for many years. In 1850, Waggoner was working as a chair maker, and owned $1,000 in real property. By 1860, he had accumulated $4,000 in real property, with a personal estate of $3,000. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Waggoner organized a company of the 11th Illinois Cavalry, and served as its major until his resignation in 1863. Politically, Waggoner was a Democrat. He was a member of the Masons and the Odd Fellows.

Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County, ed. Jesse Hevlin (Chicago: Munsell, 1908), 1154-55; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Lewistown, Fulton County, IL, 185; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Lewistown, Fulton County, IL, 21; Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown, IL.